- Principals Report Week 7 Term 1
- Religious Education News
- Dates for Your Diary
- Veritas Awards
- A Prayer at a Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID 19) - Archbishop Christopher Prowse
- A Message from the School Counsellor
- Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette Poster
- Hand Washing Poster
- Gala Days Term 1 - Cancelled
- Netball Update
- Action Tae Kwon-Do COVID-19 Update
- Notice from CommBank School Banking
- SZapp Download Instructions
Dear Parents and Friends,
Today is the Feast of St Joseph, spouse of Mary the Mother of Jesus. St Joseph has been described as the silent man of the Gospels in line with the great men of faith of the Old Testament – a just man and a righteous man of integrity. St Joseph is recognised as the patron saint of fathers and families, of bursars and manual workers; especially carpenters.
Change to Morning Assemblies and Awards Presentations
In line with health advice to restrict assemblies, from Monday next week, the practice of conducting morning assembly will be suspended until further notice. Students will place their bags in the class/grade line up areas that they usually go to after recess and lunch and will assemble there as soon as the 9am bell sounds. Teachers will be there to meet their classes and take them straight inside. We will then conduct the usual assembly messaging over the PA system. We will be practising this new procedure with the whole school tomorrow so that students know what to do on Monday morning. The afternoon pick-up procedure will remain unchanged at this point in time.
With regard to presenting Veritas and Best Awards, I will present these to students in front of their classes so that the students still receive acknowledgement and congratulations from their peers and teachers. Unfortunately, this means that the practice of notifying parents prior to the Best Awards will stop as the awards can’t be presented at an assembly where parents can attend due to the suspension of these in the current health situation that we are facing. I thank parents for your understanding in these matters at this difficult time that we are all learning to navigate.
Morning ‘Power of half an hour’ sessions
We kindly ask that parents who park on the courts in the morning, move cars from the space as quickly as possible. This is to ensure that classes taking part in sport, fitness and activity sessions at the start of the school day have a safe space in which to exercise and to prevent vehicles being damaged by sporting equipment that might go awry! Should parents need to stay a while longer, the parking spaces in front of the hall and the gravel bay beside the hall are available for long stay parking. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Arriving safely at school
If your child rides or walks to school alone, or catches a bus for the first time, and you are concerned about whether they have arrived safely at school, we are more than happy for your child to come to the front office to phone and speak with you once they have arrived.
Toys at school: We ask that children leave their toys at home and only play with equipment provided by the school; with the exception of hand balls that are labelled with a name. This is to ensure that ‘personal treasures’ do not become lost or damaged at school. It is also to keep everyone safe as some toys are not ‘playground friendly’.
Long hair: If a child’s hair is long enough to touch the shoulders, it needs to be tied back. This is to prevent the spread of head lice and to keep hair out of eyes as well as to ensure a neat and tidy appearance.
Hats: Children need to be wearing the uniform hat at all times whilst outside. Please ensure that your child is wearing a hat upon arrival to school in the morning.
In these sobering times it is good to remember:
“The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.”
Harmony Day and Ride/Walk to School Day
Tomorrow, we will be celebrating Harmony Day at school to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It’s a time to reflect on the importance of respecting each other and our differences. Our shared Australian values of respect, equality and freedom go beyond our different cultures, and are what make Australia such a great place to live. Of course, the message of respect and belonging can be lived by each of us, every day, not just during Harmony Week.
Students may wear an orange coloured item of clothing to school – not the whole outfit but a T-shirt, shorts or accessory to share the message that ‘everyone belongs’.
It is also Ride or Walk to School Day tomorrow. Students may walk, cycle or scoot to school together after meeting supervising teachers at the Watson Shops at 8.30am. Parents are most welcome to accompany the students and teachers.
Catholic Schools Enrolment Period For All Catholic Schools
The Catholic Schools Enrolment Period is from Monday 4 May – Friday 22 May (Weeks 2 – 4 inclusive, Term 2) for students commencing in 2021. If you know of anyone outside of our school community who has a child at a Pre-school or Early Learning Centre, please notify them of the opportunity to enrol at Rosary Primary School during the above period.
Vicky van der Sanden
Suspension of Sacramental Programs
Father Anthony Percy VG and Catholic Education has advised that the Sacraments of First Penance (Reconciliation), First Holy Communion and Confirmation will be suspended until further notice.
Suspension of Masses and Prayer Celebrations
All school-based Masses and Prayer Celebrations are suspended until further notice.
Project Compassion - Please give generously
This Lent, join millions of Australians raising funds for the world’s most vulnerable people.
- 1 in 7 people still go hungry every day.
- 2 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water.
- There are 11 million women and girls in forced labour.
It only takes seconds to make the world a better place.
Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of Caritas Australia's caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace.
Taken from: https://lent.caritas.org.au/donate/ 19.3.20
If you would prefer to donate online, please go to:
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
- Year 3 / 4 Grade Mass - Postponed - New Date TBA
- School Disco - Postponed - New Date TBA
- Year 5 Grade Mass - Postponed - New Date TBA
- Year 2 Barcelona Assembly - Postponed - New Date TBA
- Parent / Teacher Learning Conversations - Postponed - New Date TBA
- Term 1 Ends - Thursday 9th April
We praise and thank you for your loving presence, especially in the Lent/Easter season.
We offer heartfelt thanks, dear Lord, particularly for our recent rains.
Once again, we come to you in our need. As your children we are in need of your healing and
Just as we have been recovering from our dangerous bushfire summer, we have now been thrown
into a fearful coronavirus (COVID-19) autumn.
We are tired and frightened. We feel a sense of panic and future uncertainty on a global scale.
Be with us now, Loving Master. Without you all is nothing – only empty hearts and a total reliance
on our own feeble resources.
But with you “there is mercy and fullness of Redemption” (Psalm 130/7). With you there is “the
loving mercy of the heart of our God (who) will give light to those who sit in darkness, those who
dwell in the shadow of death, and guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1/79).
It seems that so many public gatherings are now postponed or cancelled. There is virus death, the
sick, and the anxious. We are spending more time on our own, or with family or friends.
We pray for the sick and those looking after them. Help us to offer practical help to those who
Let us use these times, O Lord, for your greater glory, especially during Lent and Easter. Let us pray
more, and truly listen to you more in loving silence, stillness and simplicity.
Almighty Father, you always journey with us in life’s challenges. Help us to meet you often in the
scriptures and our sacraments. Increase in us faith, hope and trust.
Protect us from this coronavirus. Remove it from our common home. Heal those who are sick and
Mary, Help of Christians, as always we fly to you in our need. Be close to us and point out your Son,
Jesus, to us in this pandemic. St Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Louis and Zelie Martin,
pray for us.
We make this and all our prayers through Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, AMEN
Hello Parents of Rosary Primary School,
My name is Laura Lamerton and I am the new Student and Family Counsellor allocated to Rosary. I am very passionate about working with children and their families. I provide counselling and other supports to students and their families experiencing stress, changes to their family circumstances, relationship or behavioural difficulties, mental health issues and a range of other factors impacting on the students' learning. Students are provided therapeutic interventions creatively through art, activities and games. I have a strong personal focus on self-esteem building and teaching kids emotional regulation skills using fun techniques. I am based at Rosary every Monday. Referral forms are located at the front office. I can be contacted via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 6248 0010.
(Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, & Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare)”
It is with regret that we will have to cancel all term 1 Gala days and events due to the ongoing Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
This decision was made by the NRL on advice from the Australian Government that non-essential mass gatherings of over 500 people should be postponed. Due to the popularity of our events in terms of team numbers, staff and likely parent spectators, these events exceeds the threshold for a public gathering and the decision to postpone was made in the interests of health and safety for our valued participants.
Due to the ever changing conditions around the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCNC committee has decided that Grading Rounds will no longer occur and round 1 will commence on the 2nd May.
This is to comply with the current guidelines provided by the federal and state governments (CLICK HERE) with organised gatherings to fewer than 500 people.
We will continue to monitor and access the rapidly changing situation and will be in communication with Netball ACT and Netball Australia around future guidelines for competitions.
Further information around the COVID-19 outbreak can be accessed via the official websites below:
We appreciate your patience in this matter. We will provide more details as they come to hand and will update all clubs on the process of grading and division outcomes for your teams.
Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards (on behalf of the NCNC Committee),
Elsi Wolff – District Admininstrator
North Canberra Netball Competition
Mobile: 0497 079 014
- We Do not allow anyone to attend classes if they are sick.
- We are making sure all participants are following the isolation requirements if they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or have recently returned from overseas.
- Ensure that participants are aware of the isolation requirements.
- Ensure everyone follows good hand and general hygiene:
- all participants are to use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser at the start and end of class, or after any coughing, sneezing
- to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- cough and sneeze into your elbow or directly into a tissue and we will remove the tissue from the site.
- Avoid close physical contact with others and adhere to the social distancing protocols.
- The instructors are responsible for cleaning surfaces at the end of our activity, including any door handles and benches and sign a register each time to confirm that this has been done.
- Toilets will NOT be used.
- No food or drink to be consumed on the grounds.
Action Tae Kwon-Do
0414 89 88 88
The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.